Shure’s new VP83F LensHopper Camera-Mount Condenser Microphone is a highly directional supercardiod device that mounts directly onto your camera.
Tired of relying on your DSLR camera’s internal microphone and audio recording capabilities? If so, you might want to check out Shure’s new VP83F LensHopper Camera-Mount Condenser Microphone. A highly directional supercardiod device that mounts directly onto your camera, the VP83F records at 24-bit/48kHz, and yields 10 hours of recording time from a pair of AA alkaline batteries.
Both the VP83F and the VP83 (the identical microphone that does not include flash recording) are shoe mounted devices with gain and low-cut filter switches. The VP83F has a headphone output for real-time monitoring. Audio can be routed to your camera’s internal tracks for redundancy.
From what I can tell, scrolling through the VP83F’s LCD menu seems easy, despite the small size of the back-lit screen. Windscreens are available as an additional purchase.
More information on the VP83F (MSRP $436) and the VP83 (MSRP $286) can be found on the Shure website, www.shure.com.